Impact Games are games that can move a team up or down the RPI Ladder (increase or decrease RPI Rank).
Direct Impact Games are head-to-head matchups for the team.
Indirect Impact Games are games that include a previous opponent of the team and impact the team's SOS component of RPI.
Late in the season, Indirect Impact Games may only have a small impact on a team's RPI Rank.
Normally, a win will increase a team's RPI Rank and a loss will decrease it, but sometimes when playing a really strong opponent a win or a loss will increase RPI Rank and when playing a much weaker opponent a win or a loss will decrease RPI Rank.
RPI Points are approximate.

RPI Ladder
RPI
Team
RPI Pts
Needed
1
Duke
1320
25
Maryland
666
50
Georgia State
340
75
Montana
123
80
Western Kentucky
96
81
San Diego
88
82
East Tennessee State
84
83
North Carolina State
80
84
San Diego State
78
85
Colgate
77
86
Saint Louis
70
87
Charleston
67
88
Nebraska
60
89
Bucknell
55
90
Kent State
52
91
Penn State
50
92
Marshall
50
93
San Francisco
49
94
Northern Kentucky
32
95
Arkansas
24
96
Radford
23
97
Providence
7
98
Indiana
4
99
Southern Miss
-
100
South Carolina
-5
101
Georgetown
-15
102
UCLA
-23
103
Louisiana Tech
-31
104
Butler
-33
105
South Florida
-34
106
Fresno State
-37
107
Lehigh
-49
108
Tulsa
-50
109
Oregon State
-57
110
Penn
-60
111
Loyola-Marymount
-60
112
Utah
-68
113
West Virginia
-71
114
Stony Brook
-85
115
Austin Peay
-86
116
Oklahoma State
-86
117
Rhode Island
-88
118
Princeton
-91
125
Omaha
-148
150
Prairie View A&M
-299
175
Duquesne
-425
200
Norfolk State
-533
225
Vanderbilt
-732
250
Troy
-841
275
UMass
-968
300
Western Carolina
-1109
325
SIUE
-1334
353
Alabama A&M
-1942
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games